Addy's kindergarten class took their field trip to a Pumpkin Patch just over the line in Michigan. John and I were both able to take the day and chaperone. We met their class at the farm and were a little early so we indulged a little.
Addy's class came and we enjoyed a special presentation which told the kids how to pick the perfect pumpkin. Then we boarded a hayride to the fields and were able to pick out our pumpkins.
After enjoying some donuts and cider and checking out the animals, we called it a day.
The next day was cold and rainy and all soccer games were canceled.
So, Addy and I took advantage of our pumpkins and made a homemade pie with our pumpkins.
My fellow adoptive Mama's and I decided it was time to give back to the community. We decided to spend an afternoon at one our local favorites and cook dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. It felt wonderful to do something for others and I got to hang with some of my favorites!
Work/School and finishing the day at Ava's soccer game.
About half way through the first quarter, a little girl (with a mighty kick!!) kicked the ball about 7-8 from Ava. The ball went up in the air and and hit Ava in the face.
She literally went up and back. She was horizontal in the air. This is when I realized she was completely unconscious. I'm pretty sure I stopped breathing.
Ninja moves I didn't know I had got me to the field quickly. By the time I got to her, she was awake and so so scared because she had no idea what had happened to her.
We were so fortunate that our friend Melissa was there as she is a neurology nurse in ICU and the coach for the other team was an EMS. She seemed fine but we decided to be safe rather than sorry.
Off to the local hospital for a CT scan, we went. The staff was amazing and were so kind to us. Her CT was completely clear but a concussion doesn't show up on a CT scan. So we still treated her like she had a concussion which got her a day off from school and a week from soccer. She had zero symptoms and still hasn't. I'm so grateful for how this situation turned out.